1996 EAGLES

Eagles 36 - Newport Harbor 22

NEWPORT BEACH, CA., October 18, 1996 – The Sea View League opener turned out to be the deciding game for the league title as the Eagles battled the undefeated Sailors. It was a war until the final gun as Billy Newman and Ray Ohrel each rushed for more than 250 yards to lead their teams. The Eagles prevailed at the end behind Newman’s runs and John Minardi’s yards after catching the ball. Trailing 22-20 with less than four minutes in the game, Minardi caught a hitch pass and ran to the 19-yard line to set up Newman’s go-ahead scoring run.  The game was also a preview for the CIF title match.

By Adrian Peters
Sports Information Director